Super Easy Energy Protein Bites!

Super Easy Energy Protein Bites ~

Warning: these Super Easy Energy Protein Bites are addicting!

Another easy and delicious anti-inflammatory recipe makeover!

You can whip them up in a matter of minutes! So easy and so addicting, I made two batches today!

I raised my step-daughter on this recipe and when she moved out on her own, it was the first recipe she asked me for! She knew the ingredients, just wasn’t sure about the measurements.

I found this recipe in the 80’s!

Sans the chia seeds because back in the day, chia seeds were just for chia pets! Almost every child and grandmother received them as a gift! I made DIY chia pets with my students and we made them at my children’s birthday parties! Both an activity and a party favor!

We didn’t know what the Mayans and Aztecs knew – that chia seeds are a superfood for human consumption! But now we know! And so I’ve added them to the recipe!

Ingredients

Per 1/4 cup of raw organic oats:
1 T organic nut butter of your choice
1 T raw local honey
1 t organic chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together by hand
  2. . Use a cookie-dough scoop for uniformity and drop onto a plate
  3. Chill for 30 minutes (optional)
  4. Roll into balls (optional)

Variations

When my son went to Search & Rescue Training Camp for a week, I made as much as would fill the peanut butter jar (not rolled into balls) and sent it with him with a spoon. He ate a little each day and said it really got him through the long physically demanding days!

We also used it as edible play dough when I had littles and students!

You may want to omit the chia seeds for littles unless they have an athletic event! Or maybe just limit consumption after say about 1pm!

Some of the Health Benefits

Oats: lowers cholesterol, heart health, high in fiber, anti-inflammatory

Raw Local Honey: counters pollen allergies, increases energy, digestive enzymes, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory

Nut Butter: protein, healthy fats, energy, heart health, anti-inflammatory

Chia Seeds: pack a punch of energy. Aztec and Mayan warriors ate chia seeds for high energy and endurance. They claimed that just 1 spoonful of chia seeds would sustain them for 24 hours. Warriors would consume chia seeds as fuel for battle and running long distances. Chia seed benefits also include promoting healthy skin, heart and digestive system health, building stronger bones and muscles, and more. They have even recently been linked to healing diabetes. Anti-inflammatory.

I’ve included some links below to make your shopping easier. For raw local honey, check your local Farmers’ Market!

Enjoy ♥️

 

6 Ingredient Delicious Energy Boosting Anti-inflammatory Superfoods Chocolate-Coconut-Banana-Nut Pancakes 

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6 Ingredient Delicious Energy Boosting Anti-inflammatory Superfoods Chocolate-Coconut-Banana-Nut Pancakes

They look like chocolate cookies!

They will keep you satisfied until lunch!

Alternative names: Gluten-free Dairy-free No-added-sugar Paleo Pancakes -or- Fabulous Flourless Fritters!

I’m always tweaking recipes to make them healthier. Some of my goals are to make them:

  • delicious
  • simple
  • anti-inflammatory
  • nutrient dense
  • non-gmo
  • organic
  • health-enhancing
  • wholesome

Anti-inflammatory is a goal as inflammation is a global epidemic that causes a myriad of health issues, including the one I battle. The medications to control inflammation often fall short.

Implementing an anti-inflammatory regimen will do wonders for your health.

Simple is a goal as those of us with serious/chronic illnesses need quick, simple, nutritious foods we can prepare because we often lack the energy and stamina to prepare more involved recipes.

The original recipe was called “Runners’ Pancakes” by athletes, as they boost energy for running. The original recipe was just a banana and an egg. My version includes even more delicious energy boosting, anti-inflammatory, super foods!

Great for breakfast or snacks or a pre-workout snack for athletes!

Good hot or cold!

But don’t eat them too late in the day, as they are energy boosters and may make it hard to fall asleep.

A note about coconut oil: it is not all created equal! Some brands are not yummy! Nutiva is yummy!

A note about eggs: free-range organic eggs are actually very good for you! Yolk and all! I will be blogging about the myths and many health benefits of eggs soon! Watch for it!

A note about cocoa: it’s really good for you! I was so excited to learn this as I LOVE chocolate!

Recipe 

Organic ingredients

  • A ripe banana
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 2-3 T cocoa powder
  • 1/4-1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • Coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Heat enough coconut oil to cover the bottom of your pan, liberally, over medium heat
  2. Mash banana on a plate with a fork
  3. Add cocoa and mix
  4. Whisk eggs in a bowl
  5. Add banana mixture
  6. Add nuts and seeds and whisk or stir
  7. Drop mixture into hot coconut oil, keeping them small: think silver dollar pancakes! I use a cookie dough scoop: 1-2 scoops per cake
  8. Cook 3-4 minutes and carefully flip, I usually use two spatulas as they are more delicate than traditional pancakes.
  9. Cook 2-3 minutes more
  10. Top with additional coconut oil, sliced bananas, nuts, and seeds. For a decadent treat/dessert, top with Nutiva Hazelnut Spread and raspberries – or top your own favorite toppers!

Just ‘Some’ of the Health Benefits:

  • Bananas: energy booster, potassium, magnesium
  • Cocoa: energy booster, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, blood vessel health
  • Coconut oil: long list of health benefits including anti-inflammatory and increased energy
  • Walnuts: energy booster, omega-3, anti-inflammatory
  • Chia Seeds: energy booster, anti-iinflammatory
  • Eggs: protein, omega-3’s, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, increased energy

Click here for how to eat healthy without breaking the bank!

Enjoy and follow my blog for more recipes and health tips. Adding new posts every week ♥️

References:

Dr Mercola, Dr Axe

 
 
 
 
 
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